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Equine Therapy

Introduction

This project acts as a holistic therapy for disabled young people and adults with mental health problems.

Equality For All C.I.C. host regular trips to the approved centres listed below. Specialist staff are on hand to offer support with any access needs.

Venues: Throstle Nest, Salter Royd and Cliff Hollins Riding School.

Target group: young people (aged 8-25 years)and adults with mental health problems, from a range of diverse backgrounds.

Benefits

Horse riding helps to develop balance, co-ordination and motor function. Other advantages include strengthening of muscles, increased joint mobility, improved stimulation of sensory integration, improved visual perception, the development of responsibility, patience and self-discipline, and increased self-confidence.

Participants will learn the responsibility of caring for an animal. Activities will include grooming, cleaning stables, carrying saddles etc; all of these are a great way to get fresh air and exercise! Horse riding is a very enjoyable hobby for adults and children alike. Learning to control and care for an animal much larger than you can have a profoundly positive effect on your confidence.

This innovative project provides people with opportunities to be closer to nature. Simply being outdoors and enjoying the countryside will boost your general wellbeing; both mental and physical. There is a real sense of exhilaration and freedom when you ride; a feeling that is second to none!

How to access the project:

We offer part-funded trips during half term for disabled young people.

Adults can access the project via a personal budget or through direct payments.

If you would like to participate in the Equine Therapy project then please contact Leanne Wright (see the contacts page).
If you are a professional and wish to refer a young person, please feel free to contact us. We can provide support with access needs such as travel etc.